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What causes halos after LASIK?

You’re not going to be walking around with a glowing ring floating over your head. But after Laser Eye Surgery you are likely to experience another type of halo effect. Halos are a form of glare that temporarily affect vision after Laser Eye Surgery. They occur mainly at night and in low light conditions, appearing as bright circles around light sources such as headlights or street lamps. Not so much a side effect in the most common sense of the word —… Read more

What causes halos after LASIK?

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery?

Not many forms of treatment in this world are permanent fixes. Medical equipment, like glasses and crutches, offer us temporary relief. Drugs generally rid us of illnesses for a short while, yet only get a hold on more serious or chronic conditions with continual dosage. Not even more invasive surgeries are free from slowly degrading results and recurring problems. Modern medicine works a little differently; it treats patients on an individual basis and gets to the root of the problem to solve it… Read more

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery?

When can I drive after laser eye treatment?

After having your gall bladder removed, it can be around 2 weeks before you’re back into your normal routine. What about knee surgery? Try more like 6 weeks. Hip replacement? I’m afraid that’s 3 months away from the dance floor. The recovery period following surgery can often be long and gruelling. But unfortunately, there’s simply no avoiding it. So when it comes to Laser Eye Surgery, you’ll expect nothing less than weeks and weeks of impaired movement, eye patches, and plenty of… Read more

When can I drive after laser eye treatment?

Side effect: Glare

In the first few moments after Laser Eye surgery, you eagerly look up towards the clock on the far wall or down at your watch and quickly realise you can see the hands ticking around, clearly and vividly. After a few days you settle into your new vision and start fully enjoying your life of greater visual acuity. Sometimes you forget for a moment and go to reach for your glasses or contacts, while at others, you fully embrace no longer needing… Read more

Side effect: Glare

Side Effect: Difficulty driving at night

Ever driven at night without your glasses or contacts? It’s not as fun as it sounds. Growing up in a small town in the north of England, I would frequently make trips to and from my parents house into the city. The problem was at the time, as with many teenagers who’ve just passed their driving test, I was very eager to drive, and very careless with my glasses. One night, after already being late and searching every room in the house,… Read more

Side Effect: Difficulty driving at night